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Kato Charles Drago

Affiliateship: 2018 - 2022

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Dr Kato is a Lecturer at the School of Biosecurity, Biotechnical and Laboratory Sciences at Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. Charles attained his PhD from Makerere University in Clinical Immunology and Molecular Genetics with support from the Consortium for Advanced Research Training in Africa (CARTA) and Afrique One Consortium in 2016. He holds a Master of Science degree in Structure Molecular Biology from the University of London and a second Master of Science degree in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology from Makerere University with a Bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine from the same institution.

Charles`s research interests are in biomarkers research regarding disease co-infections and host-parasite interactions in infectious and zoonotic diseases so as to understand disease epidemiology, improve diagnostics and design better therapeutic interventions. Charles believes that sustainable disease control can only be achieved through a multidisciplinary collaborative approach and use of novel advanced technologies. Charles is currently working on the identification of novel biomarkers to improve or replace the current disease staging for Human African Trypanosomiasis (Sleeping sickness).